Distance: 42km (231m elevation)
Start Time: 8:15am Ride Date: Sunday 11th February 2024
Price: $70 adult, student 1/2 price ($10 discount before Dec 31st)
Riders can take advantage of the Lakeside location to have a refreshing swim when they finish
Registrations now open
Thurs 8th February 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm, QE II Square , ALBURY,
Sat 10th February 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, The Cube, WODONGA , or
Ride Day, 30 minutes before the START of YOUR ride
Grab your bike and join us for a great ride and feast for the senses. Escape from the daily hustle and bustle and cruise along the picturesque High Country Rail Trail between Ebden Reserve and “the town that moved” Tallangatta. The rail trail provides for comfortable riding, mostly bitumen with the remainder well formed track.
The ride starts at Ebden Reserve (red star on map above) and heads east, along the foreshore of Lake Hume. Continuing along the rail trail you will ride past Ludlows and Huon Reserves, both with toilets, and onto a bit of formed gravel trail and down across the rebuilt and splendid 600 m-long Sandy Creek bridge. Stop here for a breather and to take some pictures of the stunning panoramic views of the Lake Hume and the surrounding countryside.
Jump back on the bike and work up an appetite with a little bit of climbing through the more undulating landscape and steeper banks as you make your way toward Tallangatta.
As your roll into Tallangatta, follow the rail trail signs and take a left toward the main street to arrive at Triangle Park and the Rider Reviver. Take a break and refuel under the park’s beautiful trees and take in this little town’s unique history – the whole town “moved” to make way for Lake Hume in the 1950s.
Well rested, get back on the bike and return to Ebden Reserve along the rail trail, seeing the beautiful high-country landscape from a different direction.
Roll though the finish arch back at Ebden, park your bike and enjoy a free soft drink and sausage sandwich after a great day out.
Recommended bike: Most bikes. Road bike, non racing tyres probably beneficial for riders not experienced on gravel.